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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

John Wood, English actor (WarGames, Chocolat) died he was , 81. .

John Wood,was an English actor died he was , 81.

(5 July 1930 – 6 August 2011)


Wood was born in Derbyshire[1] and studied law at Jesus College, Oxford, where he was president of the Oxford University Dramatic Society. [2] Changing to drama, Wood became known as a stage actor, appearing in numerous West End productions as well as on Broadway. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company during the 1970s and played many roles in Shakespeare's plays. He also appeared in many of Tom Stoppard's plays. Wood starred in the première of Stoppard's Travesties in 1974,[3] and he later took the role to Broadway, winning a Tony Award for his performance.[4]
Wood's wide-ranging cinema career included significant roles in WarGames (1983), Ladyhawke (1985), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), and Ian McKellen's Richard III (1995), Sabrina (1995), and The Revengers' Comedies (1997), among others.
He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007.
Wood died in his sleep on 6 August 2011.[1]




Wood won a Tony Award in 1976 for the role of Henry Carr in Stoppard's Travesties, and was nominated for an Olivier Award in 1997 for the role of A. E. Housman – which he originated – in Stoppard's The Invention of Love.
Wood received two other Tony Award nominations: for the role of Sherlock Holmes in a revival of William Gillette's play, and for the role of Guildenstern in Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. In 1994 he received much acclaim for his role of Travis Flood in Philip Ridley's controversial play Ghost from a Perfect Place.
Wood was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year Honours of 2007 in the United Kingdom.


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